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nineteen people including two ten year olds injured in a shooting at a mother's day parade in the city of new orleans a manhunt underway for the suspects. turkey arrests nine method connection with saturday's bomb attacks claiming they have connections with syria intelligence damascus denies the allegations. third time may be the charm for pakistan's twice former prime minister who's declared it really a victory of the milestone general election after the vote was marred by violence following the country's bloodiest ever election campaign. a bad year for the french president francois hollande approval rating sinking to a record low as he marks twelve months in office with voters saying they're disillusioned over unemployment and continuing austerity.
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five m. in moscow i'm mad très i bring you today's top stories and a look back at the week's news at least nineteen people including two ten year olds have been injured during a shooting at a mother's day parade in new orleans and the f.b.i. spokesman says there's no indication the attack was any act of terrorism but there have been so far no arrests made artie's gaiety has the details. new orleans was celebrating mother's day with over three hundred people participating in a parade police say three individuals are believed to be responsible for starting a shootout two four of the wounded though are believed to be in critical condition another public event another tragedy there is a manhunt underway for the three suspects who police believe have managed to escape
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is reported to be wounded in the same way as investigators of the boston marathon bombings appealed for crowd sourced photographs new orleans police have urged anyone with any photographs of the parade to step forward so just the boston police are drawing the public into the manhunt certainly putting nearby neighborhoods on high alert police are going door to door in search for suspects and of course everyone is hopeful that they will find them but at the same time many are looking at these recent public events which are gone terribly wrong in thinking where the law enforcement can really provide security at outdoor gatherings like this with the cost of bombers or could it be early warnings that were missed the perpetrators of this shooting in new orleans we don't know who they are but we do know that in the u.s. there's very little control over in whose hands guns end up guns are freely sold their gun shows and online and all of this makes people nervous about their safety at public events naturally nine people have been detained by turkey in connection
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with saturday's deadly car bombings the blast killed forty six and injured more than one hundred in a town near the syrian border hours after the incident on her rush to place the blame for the attack on syrian intelligence agencies damascus though denying any involvement turkey's foreign minister called upon the international community to act against the assad government our middle east correspondent paula sli or has more techie has blamed the syrian president bashar assad for these bombings without having undergone any kind of investigation what they have said is that syrian intel . the usual suspects now the difficulty turkish prime minister says that the organization and the members behind the attacks have been largely identified but what is worrying is that this does say it's a bad precedent to merely blame assad right away without giving any kind of proof or any kind of conclusive evidence as to why you say that nine people have been detained all of them are turkish citizens according to the turkish deputy prime minister and he has stressed that there be no links to the syrian opposition
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previously three of the five suspects arrested after the bombings were said to have been super nationals so it has denied that they are behind the attacks the syrian government issued a statement in which it said that we are saddened by the fall of martyrs in turkey yesterday in one way or another the turkish people are syrian brothers the turkish prime minister has said that the attack could also be linked to the peace process with the kurds and they of course have for a long time been at odds with the government the north of syria is the region bordering turkey and that's where extremist opposition groups are particularly active what is unclear as of yet is how many of them could have in fact crossed over into turkey now the city where the explosion occurred has received tens of thousands of refugees and it is possible that some of them already called elements there's no proof to say that they are there is no proof to say that they are not of these radical elements all setting up their own infrastructure and there are many
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groups among them such as the of mr front and the salafist if you've already done so we have been receiving reports that in aleppo for example there are reportedly some twenty rebel brigades operating and they've set up the machinery of government and justice in the quarters that they have taken over they've set up courts for example that are manned by lawyers and judges they've set up schools they say so that there's no vacuum in the administration and public institutions so you certainly do have this very worrying phenomena that there is a large number of extremist elements that are operating particularly along the turkish syrian border. germy salta professor of middle east studies at bill kent university thinks the attacks could have been the work of extremists linked to syrian rebels not the government. we know for a fact because because the main is the us fighting group in syria has admitted it's that al qaida in iraq and. in syria one in the same and all the fighting groups
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in syria and they're all working tactically with so al-qaeda is in syria we know that that's not confirmed the smallest been suspected from the stops and so what we're saying now is kind of charge and countercharge. as people try to put the blame for this on to someone else my kind of my feeling about this is all just kind of guess would be that the party responsible for this is one of the groups because of anyone has a reason for trying to heat up the situation and dragon. countries it would be them the fact is that the is going to washington this week and syria will be on top of the agenda and my feeling is that the take you won't do anything but cells that have obama won't bite if he won't commit america to take a more involved over syria i don't think that turkey will do anything the issue here is what kind of evidence that they're going to come up with will they come up with any evidence that's going to convince us that this in fact was an action carried out by the syrian intelligence service so there's
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a many many unknowns right now and most everything is going to depend on the outcome of the talks in washington but you know bamma and. meanwhile united global effort to end the syrian conflict finally gotten off the ground the u.s. and britain and russia agreed to an international peace conference that could be held by the end of the month there are some diplomatic obstacles though to overcome washington and london still considering sending arms to syrian rebels which russia strongly opposes or he selects he has more. after months of fiery exchanges on the syrian conflict the major international players russia the united kingdom and the united states have managed to find a common ground principled position has been that it accused the west of supporting only one side of the syrian conflict that is the side of the syrian rebels moreover russia has been particularly concerned with the calls across the atlantic to arm the syrian rebels to provide them with military training and even possibly intervene into the conflict by force also. with statements
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in the western countries that bashar assad must step down at the same time the western world has never been saying that it's the syrian people that have to choose their new government to have to choose their new future now hardly anyone expected after all of these this rhetoric that a meeting between the u.s. state secretary john kerry and the russian president and the russian foreign minister would produce something positive never the less international conference which is to be called by the end of this month was the direct result of the meeting in moscow that a conference is expected to have both the members of the syrian opposition and the syrian government at the same negotiation table at the same time a press conference between the russian foreign minister lavrov and john kerry took an interesting twist when a reporter asked about the bill to support the syrian rebels with weaponry which is now being considered by the u.s. congress the reply from the u.s.
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state secretary it was that if the united states finds substantial proof that chemical weapons were in fact used by bashar assad's troops in syria something which hasn't yet been proven of course then this bill will ultimately become reality which many experts have already described this as a certain leeway for the united states to still have a certain leverage in the syrian conflict now also on friday the british prime minister david cameron came to the city of. russia. and the biggest intrigue of that meeting was whether david cameron would sing to the same tune as john kerry did in moscow it's no secret that we have had differing views on how best to handle the situation but we share fundamental aims to end the conflict to stop syria fragmenting to let the syrian people choose who governs them and to prevent the growth of violent extremism so i strongly support the conference that mr lavrov for mr kerry agreed this week to deliver a political solution a solution which has
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a transitional government based on the consent of the syrian people as a whole so clearly the events of the of this week have given us a clear indication that there may be interesting things to come in terms of the syrian conflict and this conference can actually produce something of a peaceful solution now as sharif pakistan's former prime minister is claiming victory in the country's a storage general election which will mark the first transition between two civilian governments this is supporters of his rival imran khan took to the streets to protest the out official results the election campaign has been the bloodiest in the country's history with more than one hundred thirty people dead in the last month including dozens on a voting day artie's lucy caffein of has more from islamabad. despite the threat of violence pakistanis came out in record numbers to vote in the election which will determine the fate of the country for the next five years and as the votes are counted the man poised to come out of the very top is not and his party fourteen
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years after being ousted in a military coup he is on the road to a third term as pakistan's prime minister will have numerous problems to deal with from chronic power to a taliban insurgency will be pushing for a present free market economic policies and further strain ties with the united states but the vote has also crushed the hopes of millions of pakistanis who want to see real change in the entrenched political system they were counting on cricket legend imran khan and his party he had rallied massive support here in the country with calls to end corruption and to end u.s. drone strikes especially among young voters but it wasn't enough to put him at the top still a significant victory for his party now the pakistan people's party which formed the outgoing government took a beating in the polls paying a price for being seen as failing to tackle corruption unemployment and violence while in power of course this in many ways is a historic election it's the first time a democratically elected government is replaced with another the first time that
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a staggering sixty percent of voters turned out but also in a darker note the first election to go down as the bloodiest in pakistan's history now a string of bomb blasts disrupted election day killing dozens of people the violence came on the heels of a bloody intimidation campaign by the pakistani taliban which has claimed one hundred thirty lives leading up to the vote the group is fighting to topple poppy stands u.s. backed government which it sees as quote on the islamic now there were also some allegations of voting irregularities and problems in certain areas mainly in caracas new voting will be held at forty two polling centers where officials said elections were not free and fair overall however a successful largely successful election here in pakistan we will of course keep you up. david on the latest reporting from islamabad i'm lucy. and now is syria has already started talks on forming a new government to rule the country he himself described as a mess he faces an uphill battle though to revive the economy root out corruption
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and restore the crumbling infrastructure robert naiman the policy director at just foreign policy dot org says he may also try to rein in u.s. influence in the country. and cons people or does it removes all came in first and second said that they were going to be defined as done through leadership of the united states on the utilities among other issues and they were going on obviously. you know they're not happy with the status quo of the release of the eight seats of the the perception of subservience. the turn. of the drone strikes are going to see change in that direction. i'm sure these women on this the main opposition party. is expected to go shooting with the i.m.f. . which he. did very significant pull the most powerful country in the relationship between the two countries militaries to new
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but if you will see a less we here in the united states octaves. still ahead this hour unfulfilled promises as francoise law his popularity hits new year new lows we take a look at why so many people say they're on a happy with france's president just a year after his election victory that still to come stay with us. wealthy british style is not. right with. the market why not come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy with mike stronger for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into kinds
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a report. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew. i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. download the official publication to yourself and choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorites. if you're away from your television or it just doesn't matter how would your mobile device if you could watch on t.v. anytime anywhere. as president francois hollande marks one year in office the majority of people in
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france say that he's failed to meet their expectations approval ratings sunk to less than twenty five percent the biggest fall for any french leader in decades. as more from powers. change. a year ago thousands of people had gathered at this very place to celebrate the victory of socialist president francois hollande but here on the thousands of people are again gathered but for a very different reason this time they're asking the president where are the changes that he had promised asked by the very same people voted left along didn't place recent poll shows popularity has plummeted to less than twenty five percent the. president in the past fifty years. and so diplomats. i'll let you know where your promises come on where are they said i'm sure you did
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all of it and yet this is the mission that from now on will be mine to give the european construction a dimension of growth employment and prosperity you have france's hit record unemployment of three point two million people in march the biggest source of public anger it's also scratched hopes of cutting the budget deficit to three percent of g.d.p. by two thousand and thirteen and the european commission's most recent forecast shows frasse will be in recession until the end of the year the seventy five percent income tax on the super rich is also a no go after france's constitutional court overruled it on the very talk of it pushed french. to give up his citizenship for a law should one what time is a law and it did not have to keep is legalizing gay marriage these are supporters it also sparking fears consultation. the way it was all the. things
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people are happy with gay marriage but it doesn't feed our families it doesn't give us food there are realities that are good to say but are also priorities the priority is employment we need to eat it is obvious is it to blame. if you're the. new president immediately. into the economy one hundred one anyway i just would like to hear your president which is not ricky that's not your problem which is good because i keep on which is not going to explain that here or there imagine received no one hundred fifty four . yeah yeah yeah. and the recipe this film. her says is nonexistent he made this video during last year's presidential campaign to show the country's lack of choice.
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in the memo that they feel when you listen to the media you think there were a lot of differences between the two that's just on a superficial level on the most important things they agree with do we need to intervene in another country to fight they will agree to intervening in other countries because the weapons lobby will always be behind. a lot is well aware of his unpopularity but says he will weather this storm and prove he can keep his promises at the end of this five year term don't want all that he needs time fine we are here to tell him mr president the time is up you know need to start changing topics but others like these workers of a recently closed steel plant of easter fast are not even hopeful for some vala glee laid to rest a lot of broken promises under a heading which reads the trail. does our sylvia our t. harris. you can find more stories online at our t.
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dot com including dressing to impress british billionaire and boss of virgin richard branson donning an air stewardess outfit in the serving drinks on a six hour flight after losing a bed all the pictures and video on our website r t v dot com plus. an argentine ghost town that spent a quarter of a century underwater coming up for air once more this story of this mysterious place on our web site. the news today violence is once again flared up. and these are the images the world has seen from the streets of canada. a giant corporations rule today. russia has seen
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a week of spectacular celebrations marking the annual victory day celebrations sixty years now since nazi germany was defeated in the second world war and moscow was the scene of some of the biggest events among thousands across the country celebrating the event the traditional parade on red square featured a love and thousand troops military hardware and fighter jet flyovers the debt rounded off with massive firework displays from fourteen different places around the capital dozens of precisely time designs of here to moscow's night sky during the spectacular show you can find out all the click away as well on our website our team. bangladesh so weak of violent protests with thousands of hardline islamist clashing with police throughout the country protesters demanding the introduction of tougher anti blasphemy laws and the reinstate me of hundreds to a law in the constitution police to robert bullets tear gas and water. patterns to
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this first angry crowds the government has so far refused to give in to the demands of the day campaign or against the war crime says extremists have been conspiring against the secular state though for decades. it breaks into it and they really do this it can i did to obama dish it and over the last two years that they haven't actually conspired against to the ito's all of the secular state and they are trying to convert each to another state like it's done to trying to make these and the state creating anarchy and what you will see who is actually the result of all these it seems to have been trying. for the last few days is some of the major political parties including the main opposition party has been supporting. taking a look now at some other stories making headlines across the globe an armed man who held hostages in a new jersey home during a thirty seven hour standoff has died police stormed the house shooting and fatally wounding gerald murphy two bodies those of his girlfriend and her child both of
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whom he allegedly murdered were found at the house three other children being held in captivity there were rescued unharmed. crowds rioted madrid in a fresh protest against austerity demonstration was inspired by the so-called fifteen m. movement which was launched two years ago to battle the financial turmoil and the way authorities have so far handled it activists calling themselves a spanish revolution and trying to turn the tide of the mounting budget cuts and soaring unemployment. in vogue area is the capital sofia opposition protesters clashed with police following sunday's preliminary parliamentary election demonstrators chanting mafia as they tried to break through police barricades exit polls show the party of former prime minister boyko borisov is leading the vote with a slight margin over the rival socialist party or assad's government all resigned in february following widespread protests against corrupt. finally in the news
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block in her annual speech queen elizabeth of england announced the country will have to stick with its austerity program which is already seen many britons forced to tighten their belts but the monarch recently got an almost five million pound pay raise for carrying out her official duties artie's polya boyko a look at where the thirty six million pounds of taxpayers' money actually goes. my minister's first priority will be to reduce the deficit and restore economic stability at the same time the creed is set to get a five billion pound pay rise this year thirty six point one million pounds from the u.k. taxpayer will go towards the queen and her residence says her royal chefs and footman cost an estimated ten million pounds a year thirty six million is divided into money which runs the royal household of the queen and the duke of edinburgh most of it goes on salaries also
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on the upkeep of royal palaces such as buckingham palace and windsor castle and all more royal trouble at home and abroad the british monarchy has become synonymous with the image of britain because it is the world's most high profile maliki the queen of ages seven and a consul the duke of edinburgh at ninety one all remarkable examples of public service and of national unity but the cost to the public purse rises steadily as austerity sets in the five million pound increase in the queen's expenses from the states represents a fifteen percent rise in vital services are being lost while the queen gets this big pay rise and i think it's very unfair given that she is personally one of the wealthiest people in britain where the personal wealth of an excess of three hundred million pounds the royal family has over seven hundred servants six palaces
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they can quite clearly afford themselves to cover any increased costs they shouldn't be begging for the state it's a royal spectacle such as the daily changing of the guards at buckingham palace the grooves are terrorists around the globe but in these times of austerity some of beginning to question why the windsors haven't tighten their belts and. but the rest of the queen's subjects last month the guardian poll found that eighty eight percent of brits weren't happy with the pay rise think this should give more to the poor not to get too much money to be sure not overly impressed to be honest i'm sure she's got more than enough money to survive when she. brings in quite a bit on the toys some whatever but where does it go away where does it come people there because i work i'm ok where. they're being kept where does it our progress give my money elsewhere in europe royals have had to raid best spending in
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the face of public opinion the spanish royal family's budget has been reduced for a third year in a row the british monarchy actually stands out around the world it's completely different to almost every other monetary that you can think of in the sense that they are still surrounded by so much home and circumstance and all the marching bands in the the the horses that wide alongside the fronts of carriages the published figures suggest that the royal family the queen and everybody else process around something close to forty million pounds a year but doesn't take into account all the extra security all the police work that that's involved in protecting her in the rest of the world family and it doesn't take into account the money that she lost to the sticker because she and prince charles in particular get lots of tax privileges that the rest of us aren't entitle to and while the government has pushed through budget cuts to the national health service and slashed welfare as part of an unprecedented austerity drive
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there are those that say that prime minister david cameron's promise that britain is all in it together doesn't include the queen of england. r.t. london after the break we take a look at the wave of famine that arrived the horn of africa back in two thousand and eleven and put millions on the brink of starvation stay with us. well. science technology innovation all the latest developments from around russia we've. covered. wealthy british style.
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